Sunday, September 12, 2010

Thank you for viewing my Guest Artist Tutorial, and a wee bit more wedding stuff :)

Hellllllooooooooooooooooo!!!  How are you all doing today?  Fab?  Super fab?  I sure hope so!  It has been crazy busy here with all the wedding prep.  Time is zipping by super quickly, and I still have a lot to accomplish.  First I wanted to say thank you to all of you who took the time to go read my Guest Artist Post at Scrapbook News and Review.  I appreciate it!  I will be drawing a winner for the blog candy later this week (Saturday September 18), and I will post who it is on Sunday the 19th. Here it is again in case you want to enter the drawing -

Remember, all you have to do is go check out my Guest Artist Post at Scrapbook News and Review, then come back here and post what your favorite project was, and sign up to be  a follower of my blog.  If you are already a follower, you are halfway entered!  :) 

Next, I have a quick little tutorial on adding a wee bit more to a project.  Remember these wedding items I posted about a few weeks ago?
The champagne glasses in particular?
Well, I wanted to make the bride and groom glasses a wee bit more unique, so I had my daughter pick out her two favorites.  Once she had selected them, I added a bit to them.  First, I found these awesome brass filigree charms half off at Hobby Lobby (reg price $2.99 for a package of 4, sale price $1.50 for a package of 4).  I took two, turned them on a diagonal so they were diamond shaped, and slightly bent them in a rounded shape so they fit the glasses.  It was super easy, I gently used my hands to shpe them, then curved them a bit more by using the edge of a table.  You can see my supplies here ~
After I had the brass medallions curved, I laid the glasses down and glued the brass embellie to them (make sur eyou use a good strong glue, Helmar makes FABULOUS glues)~
I found the cute little Bride and Groom charms in a wedding area of Hobby Lobby, they were only $2.99 regular price, but on sale for half off ($1.50).  They were strung on a little tiny circle of wire designed to go around the base of a wine or champagne glass. I wanted them to be a bit more of a focal piece, so I glued them on top of the medallion (centered) ~
Since there was a little hole where they were hung, I decided to use some sparkly little crystals to cover the hole.  I tried orange, didn't like it, then brown, still didn't like it, and then tried goldish brown.  Loved it!

Here they are, all jazzed up and ready to use ~

One final pic I want to show you.  Here are some glass vases I got at that huge US 12 garage sale ~
They were soooooooooooo inexpensive, YAY!  Better yet, I got them for half off the sticker price, since I bought them at one of the last places we stopped at.  It was the final day, and it was looking like rain soon, so everything was half off.  WOOOO HOOO!!!  Wait till you see what I am going to do with them.  :)  I'll share that next week, along with several other wedding projects.  Till then, don't forget to check out my Guest Artist Post, hope you have a fantastic week, and happy crafting!  ~ Pam


Lagene said...

I loved the beautiful card and the Modge Podge technique Bookmark!!!! Its fabulous & I've got to try it!

Bearly Sane said...

The wedding flutes have come up a real treat Pam ... you are a clever little duckie!
Warmest Hugs,
Sandi @ Bearly Sane

mustangkayla said...

Those wedding flutes came out great! I can't wait to seewhat you do with those glass containers you found!

Mel said...

Your wine glasses are darling Pam! Great job:)

cathy said...

I love the card you made as your main project on SNR. I'm also participating in that swap at Red Lead so I hope to get one of your ATC's. And I signed up to follow your blog--I'm number 100.

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How did I come up with Pam's Eclectic Stuff?

Pam- that is me. :)

eclectic --adj.- selecting what seems best of various styles or ideas
*Since I like a huge variety of arts and mediums, this seemed perfect, we will talk about the best of various styles or ideas.

stuff- The noun stuff has 7 senses -
1. material, stuff -- (the tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object; "wheat is the stuff they use to make bread")2. whatchamacallit, stuff, whatsis, sundry, sundries -- (miscellaneous unspecified artifacts; "the trunk was full of stuff")3. stuff, clobber -- (informal terms for personal possessions; "did you take all your clobber?")4. stuff, stuff and nonsense, hooey, poppycock -- (senseless talk; "don't give me that stuff")5. stuff -- (unspecified qualities required to do or be something; "the stuff of heros"; "you don't have the stuff to be a United States Marine")6. stuff -- (information in some unspecified form; "it was stuff I had heard before"; "there's good stuff in that book")7. stuff -- (a critically important or characteristic component; "suspense is the very stuff of narrative")

*What more needs to be said? I really thought about using Pam's Eclectic Sundries, but I thought that might be tough to remember. :) Stuff is easy and conveys a variety of meanings. I like the definition- miscellaneous unspecified artifacts. I also liked whatchamacallit, but that is a lot of typing. :)

So there you have it!